Chris Ardolina

Chris Ardolina

PGA Teaching Professional
Chris Ardolina Golf LLC
Clearwater, FL

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Body drills

Posted on: 08 Dec 2023

As the weather cool down and players become limited to indoor activities, it is a good time to practice your body motion. Check out the link below to learn how to practice your tilting and turning during the off season.

Transition

Posted on: 27 Sep 2023

The drills I would recommend to help promote better transition sequencing into the downswing are: 1) Step Drill 2) Stop N Go Drill 3) Press and Swing Drill

The walk in

Posted on: 15 Jun 2023

Most of the time I see amateurs walk into the ball incorrectly and set their body to the target instead of their clubface. This skews their alignment and now they have to begin to make compensations to get the ball started on their intended line. I would have golfers practice picking an intermediate target on […]

More isn't always better

Posted on: 03 Oct 2022

I think amateurs need to first understand that there isn’t a magic number of lesson one needs to take. They should first create a goal and a timeline in which they wish to complete this goal. Then create a budget on how much they would like to spend on improving their games. Lastly, they need […]

Landing zone and Ratios

Posted on: 11 Apr 2022

I think majority of golfers should use the bump and run shot anytime they are around the green and the ball is sitting in the shorter grass(fairway, fringe). I think it’s also important that the golfer understands the ratio of “airtime to roll “ depending on club choice. This will make it easier for golfers […]

Pressure movement

Posted on: 19 Nov 2021

Golfers usually hit behind the ball because of poor pressure movement and casting. Usually the two go hand and hand and are seen to occur together. I would recommend that golfers practice small swings focusing on pressing into the lead foot to start the downswing. This will help the upper and lower center move and […]

My favorite golf gadget/accessory is my point and shoot Leupold Range Finder.

Posted on: 28 Oct 2021

My favorite golf gadget/accessory is my point and shoot Leupold Range Finder. I use it diligently through out every round and teach students how to use it effectively as well. Obviously, the range finder helps me and my students find accurate distances to various targets. However, most amateurs only use them to find the yardages […]

Preshot routine

Posted on: 07 Jul 2021

Golfers need a proper pre-shot routine in order to align themselves properly. They should understand the importance of aligning the clubface first and then setting their body position accordingly.

Be Better at the Basics

Posted on: 14 Apr 2021

The most common issues I encounter with beginning golfers are faulty grip, poor posture and bad sense of alignment. It is not that they are not good with the basics, but most newer golfers are either unaware of the proper check points or have been misguided by a friend or family member. With newer golfers, […]

Miss the towel

Posted on: 08 Oct 2020

I am not the originator of this exercise, but I have found that placing a towel a few inches behind the ball helps the student move their pressure more efficiently and as a result creates a more descending action into the ball.

Alternative

Posted on: 03 Mar 2020

If you are comparing apples to apples, an alternative to these two new age launch monitors would be the Foresight GC Quad. All deliver very similar parameters, but at a price. However, if we are talking more affordable alternatives for the general golfing population than here are a few: 1) skytrack , 2) Mevo or […]

It not only shows the depth of talented players on the tour, but also exemplifies that everyone has a chance to win.

Posted on: 11 Jan 2020

Yes I think that having a wide variety of winners on tour is great for the game. It not only shows the depth of talented players on the tour, but also exemplifies that everyone has a chance to win. It should encourage and inspire the next generation of collegiate and aspiring professionals.

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